Layne Westover (Father) is formerly an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Kyushu in Fukuoka, Japan. He received his PhD in entomology at the University of Missouri. His experience in beekeeping is based on having made “every mistake that one can possibly make.” He has kept Langstroth and Top Bar hives in the United States. He has kept hives of native Japanese bees (Apis cerana japonica) while living in Japan. He currently lives in College Station, TX. His “natural” beekeeping techniques include the use of small-cell foundation.
Arthur Westover (Son) is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. After years of tagging along and watching his father, he decided to start his own beehive in 2007. He is currently taking a break from keeping bees, having donated all his hives to Layne and Gerrit. Twitter: @arthurwestover
Gerrit Westover (Son) is partners with his father Layne. They are working on expanding the number of hives in their operation through nuc formation and queen grafting, hive splits, swarm collection, and cutouts in the community. He lives in College Station, TX.